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William Campbell Seaman [1818-1907], his wife Harriet Beecham [1844-1936] and their children, 1836 - 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/SEA/3/3

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

Sub-divided by member of family.


  • 1836 - 1962

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Biographical / Historical

William Campbell Seaman (1818-1917) was a surgeon, serving in the 23rd (Royal Welsh Fusiliers) Regiment of Footand (from 1851) the 72nd (Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders) Regiment of Foot. On 5 January 1855, he arrived with his regiment at Malta on the Neptune, leaving for Turkey on 22 May. He served in the Crimean War as surgeon of the 72nd Highlanders. He was present with the expedition to Kertch, the siege and fall of Sebastopol, and the attack on June 18th. He returned from the Crimea in 1856 and served from 1857-8 in the Indian Mutiny as surgeon of the 72nd Highlanders. He was present at the siege and capture of Kotah, being present with the leading column of assault on 30 Mar 1858, and subsequently throughout the operations in Central India. In 1861, he was promoted to Surgeon-Major of the 72nd Foot, Surgeon Staff in March 1866 and retired on 10 July 1866 with the rank of Deputy Inspector General. He died in 1907.


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Related Materials

DCPP/SEA/2 - W. C. Seaman's diaries

Related Materials

See also DCPP/SEA/4/5/8 for letter to Katie Saunders

Finding aid date

2011-10-05 17:19:32+00:00

Repository Details

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